At the risk of tooting my own horn, I wanted to share a link to an audio interview on a site called "The Amateur Traveler" at www.amateurtraveler.com." The host, Chris Christensen, contacted me after a friend of his had used my travel guide, and he asked to interview me on travel to Israel. We held the interview recently, and it was just released this afternoon. You can listen to it through the link below:
The timing of the piece is obviously not the best -- coinciding with Israel's ground operation in Gaza -- but I was pleased to be able to help encourage people to travel to Israel, particularly at this time. So I hope you enjoy it.
As a nice touch -- Chris is now offering my Israel travel guide on line, and you can get it from that site. I will, of course, continue to send my guide through e-mail. I actually enjoy that contact with travelers, and it gives me the chance to answer follow-up questions.
Just to assure -- I was and will be paid nothing for this, so I have no commercial interest in the site or the interview. As with all my Israel activities, it is completely non-commercial in nature.
As is true with all of us, I'm sure, our hearts and thoughts are with our Israeli friends at this difficult time. I pray for peace for all peoples in the region.